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by a santa rosa sheriff's deputy. the 17-year-old brother of andy lopez is devastated and angry. he was shot last week after refusing to put down a toy gun that looked like an ak 47 assault rifle. >> reporter: his name is anthony lopez, today describing his brother andy as a good kid, someone liked to make people laugh, who was interested in a career in law enforcement. behind me, this memorial, people arriving and keep adding to it. it keeps growing. what began as a vigil with candles now has enough to spell out the name andy. what began as a simple cross now has a permanent structure. jose installed think the morning and painted it. >> that represents the angel in andy. >> reporter: today his older brother told us how they're faring up oochlt they're hanging in there. it's hard on everyone. the house isn't the same anymore. >> how so? >> just quiet. just feels like there is a void in the house. >> reporter: a void since a week ago. a sheriff deputy, eric gelhaus mistook a pellet gun for the real thing and fired seven shots into andy. the family filed a claim. the deputy has communicated
are gathering for a special day of the dead observance. among those being remembered, 13-year-old andy lopez who was shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy. i'll have an update on big legal developments in the case coming up. >>> and going beyond the politics of pot. coming up, we investigate a common practice by marijuana growers wreaking havoc on wildlife and on our environment. >>> the family of the 13-year-old boy shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy has filed legal claims against the sonoma county board of supervisors. the move is seen as a precursor to a lawsuit. at the same time, there's a new push to get the u.s. commission on civil rights involved to investigate claims that the boy's death points to a larger problem within the county. nbc bay area's monty francis joins us in santa rosa with the details tonight. >> reporter: raj, good evening. the family filed three claims against the county. one on behalf of the boy's mothers. another on behalf of the boy's father. a third on behalf halhalf of hi. supporters of the boy's family are gathering for a day of the dead observance at the spot he
sospechosos. blanca ---la madre de andy lopez ha presentado una denuncia formal contra el condado de sonoma ... roll open under ...y el departamento del alguacil, por la muerte del menor a manos de un agente de dicha agencia. take vo ---de acuerdo al reclamo, andy fue baleado injustificadamente por el agente "erick gelhaus" y el departamento del alguacil no proporciono suficiente capacitacion a sus efectivos sobre el uso de fuerza letal. vo-blanca ---precisamente esta maÑana el "fbi" anuncio que reducira el personal dedicado a investigar la muerte de andy lopez. ---segun el diario "santa rosa press democrat", la agencia federal no realizara una investigacion independiente y completa... y solo se limitara a ofrecer apoyo a la policia local. vo ---y precisamente ese mismo diario informa que el agente que le disparo a lopez ha estado emocionalmente alterado desde el incidente. ---la abogada del policia asegura que la muerte del menor le ha impactado y que le preocupa el efecto que esto tendra en la familia de andy. vo ---pero ahora, surgio un conductor del condado de sonoma quien cuestiona la
madre de andy lopez, ha presentado una denuncia formal contra el condado de sonoma y el departamento del alguacil... roll open under ... por la muerte del menor a manos de un agente de dicha agencia. take vo ---de acuerdo al reclamo, andy fue baleado injustificadamente por el agente "erick gelhaus" y el departamento del alguacil no proporciono suficiente capacitacion a sus efectivos sobre el uso de fuerza letal. ---el abogado de la familia anunci hoy que el lunes presentarn una demanda en la corte federal de san francisco argumentando que el tiroteo fue inconstitucional por presuntamente violar el limite de poder, otorgado a las autoridades. vo-blanca ---precisamente esta maÑana el "fbi" anuncio que reducira el personal dedicado a investigar la muerte de andy lopez. ---segun el diario "santa rosa press democrat", la agencia federal "no" realizara una investigacion independiente ... y solo se limitara a ofrecer apoyo a la policia local. vo ---y precisamente ese mismo diario informa ...que el agente que le disparo a lopez, ha estado emocionalmen te alterado desde el incidente. ---la aboga
andy lopez. he was shotless week october 22nd while holding a toy gun that looked lick an ak 47. assault rifle. 7 news reporter wayne has the story. >> it keeps growing. what began as vigil with if you candle now has enough to spell out the name andy. what gap as simple cross now has more permanent struck take your. tl painted it white. >> that represents the angel in andy. >> lopez family has yet to speak out formally today andy older brother anthony told us how they are if doing. they are hanging in. really hard open everyone. the house isn't even the same any more. >>reporter: how soil. it's just quiet. felonies like there is a void in the house. >>reporter: void since week ago last tuesday when sonoma county sheriff's deputy eric mistook a pellet gun for the real they think and fired 7 shots into andy. killing him at the scene. since then the family filed a claim against the county and sheriff's office. deputy communicated only through his attorney. >> this is a terrible situatio situation. it's tragic. we all personally feel for the family and for the commu
's deputy are gathering to say thank you to the community for support. 13-year-old andy lopez was shot while holding a gun that looked like an ak-47 and it was a toy gun. cornell bernard is live in santaa with more on the gathering. cornell? >> reporter: the neighborhood gathering is just getting under way on this vacant lot. this is where of course sandy lopez was shot and killed. this is a pot lick and we are told everyone is invited. thank you to the community for support during a difficult time. donations to the family are welcome. meantime, memorial for andy lopez continues to grow and many bring flowers and candles. lopez was killed october 22nd shot by sheriffs deputy eric gale house who believed he was carrying an assault rifle that turned out boob a bb gun. police say he fired on the teen after he was ordered to drop the gun and did not. organizers hope it's a chance for the community to heal. >> you come and be with the family and support them for the loss. >> i just wanted to show my support for the family. hope that some changes are made. >> the lopez family has just arrived here
a 13-year-old boy toy gun as an assault rifle. we'll take you to a live gathering to remember andy lopez in santa rosa. >>> a drunk driver hit and killed a cal trans worker earlier this morning. it happened near scott creek road. cal trans crews were picking up cones when a car veered into a closed lane and hit two workers. one worker was pinned against his work truck and was pronounced dead on the scene. his father spoke to nbc bay area this morning. >> we'll do some counseling and just try to stick all together. try not to do -- some negative things. they don't pay off. just ask god to help us through this. >> obviously a difficult time. the second worker has minor injuries. the driver was arrested for drunk driving. >>> bart workers hit the ballot box today to finalize their new contract. it is expected to be approved. workers showed up throughout the day to vote on the proposal. the new contract would give them a 12.5% raise over the next few years. in walnut creek today, a group of angry bart riders turned in 20,000 signatures called for a statewide ban on transit strikes. >>
, they said. among the people today, andy lopez's older brother, 17-year-old anthony. the family has not spoken formally. anthony told us how they're dealing with the loss. >> they're hanging in there. it's hard on everyone. the house isn't the same anymore. >> reporter: how so? >> just quiet. just feels like there is a void in the house. >> reporter: deputy gelhaus says he fired because he was pointing the weapon at him. anthony says his brother was 13 years old, he was a kid, that he froze and probably needed more time. >> thank you. >> it's been a busy day. still head on abc7 news what happened inside of the caldecott tunnel today. it sent smoke billowing out along with a number of panicked drivers. >> also, an incident at discovery kingdom. find out how she's doing. >>> a mild note but what will the weekend bring? the accu-weather forecast is coming up. >> and remarkable work of a bay area engineering firm finding i want you to be kind.ff i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. i want you to be handsome. i want you to be awesome. i don't want you to l
plans to file a lawsuit monday against the county. andy lopez was shot and killed last week as he was carrying a pellet gun that looked like an ak-47. the deputy says he ordered lopez to drop the gun and that he opened fire after lopez turned around and appeared to be raising the gun. the county has received notice of an intent to file a lawsuit. today they said any civil lawsuit would be premature. >>> video shows what some claim is mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners in california. the tapes were created by guards abiding by a state policy to record all cell extractions. they're part of a lawsuit brought by inmates who are seeking a ban on the use of pepper spray against the mentally ill. >>> the warmest day of the week and the warmest day we'll see for a while. that was today. take a look at the numbers. they were up there. 80 degrees. watch what happens tomorrow as the weather system comes in. drop of temperatures. santa rosa from 79 to 70. 72 to 63 in san francisco. it's going to be cooler. not going to be cold though. going to be a nice day tomorrow. it's just not going t
the sheriff's department. this comes less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of 13- year-old andy lopez. the suit claims the department encourages use of deadly force even when there's no public safety threat. officials said lopez was carrying a bb gun that looked like an assault rifle and he refused to drop it. the county -- sonoma county said this is premature since the investigation is still active. >>> a vehicle shot and killed a mountain lion yesterday morning. he was tagged when he was caught earlier in an aqueduct in santa cruz. >> it didn't mean it would do great the rest of its life. it had many other challenges and having this information from all these collared animals helps us bring science to help deal with these management problems. >> thes have puma project is -- the santa cruz puma project is still tracking 18 other mountain lions. >>> jobs, trade and development coming to a long quiet corner of oakland. this afternoon governor jerry brown joined other dignitaries to break ground on a $1 billion cargo hub at the former oakland army base base. the project will include a r
involving andy lopez, the 13-year-old boy. lots of community outrage and anger over this. >> it was an outpouring of grief that's turned into anger. there are community meetings this weekend which we'll keep track of and into next week as well. questions how do it happen, why did it happen, what did we do to prevent it and the name of the sheriff deputy who shot him and people are talking about him and it's raised a lot of issues about guns, toy guns that look like real guns and representation on the school bored, in the sheriff's department, so a lot of community discussion happening out there. >> and also, people bringing up trayvon martin, oscar grant, some traces of that. >> another, you know, young person of color being shot by police or in this case the sheriff's deputy and questions being raise. would it have happened under different circumstances if he was, you know, a white teenager for example. >> let's return to the south bay for another election measure, another campaign but next june in 2014, already attracting a lot of attention. >> absolutely. seven-term in
: the family of andy lopez is suing the sonoma county sheriff's office. the 13-year-old was shot and killed by >> catherine: a deputy -- erick gelhaus. the lawsuit says in part that the department did not properly train its deputies in using deadly force. gelhaus shot lopez october 22nd after he reported seeing the teenager carrying an assault rifle -- which turned out to be a replica. >> catherine: happening now -- >> catherine: two of bart's unions have been voting on a new contract deal - that ended a strike earlier this month. they'll be doing that until around 10-pm - and the results could be in late tonight. kron4's philippe djegal is live in oakland where voting is still underway. philippe? >> i bolted yes. we were seized if their pay raise and were promised better safety. >> reporter: union leaders said the small turnout says that in simple majority vote is needed. the president of that union confirms that a boat is being held tonight. >> the vote is the board to vote yes and then the contract passes. going into effect immediately i believe. >> reporter: union leaders say the result
. >> the family of 13 year old andy lopez plans to file a civil rights lawsuit monday against sonoma county. lopez is a 30 year-old boy shot and killed by a deputy who spotted him carrying an assault rifle which turned out to be a replica the family claims that the deputy shot lopez without cause. >> and says that the department did not properly trained deputies in such situations. >> the county has not commented. >> scary moments friday morning in the caldecott tunnel when a car heading eastbound in the first or caught on fire. we have video of the scene taken by a beer before heavy smoke made it hard to see inside the tunnel. people got out of their cars, mostly keeping calm. kron4 is haazig menu was at the scene and tells us what happened. >> there is only one way men and one way out so when the fire happened people could not get out of their cars to get out of the towel. >> there were no injuries we only see people being transported for smoke inhalation and transported to hospital for precautionary purposes. >> the driver of the burning vehicle also make it out safely. >> oakland and render fi
. >>> there are new developments tonight in the case of a santa rosa teenager. the parents of andy lopez say they plan to file a suit monday. they claim the officer shot and killed the teenager without a cause. the boy was carrying a bb gun that resembled a weapon. >>> only on 2 tonight, california lieutenant governor gavin newsom explains his support of one of the few hot issues on next tuesday's election ballot. san francisco's proposition b would allow a developer to build two high end condo buildings at eight washington street at the embarcadero -- embarcadero. ktvu spoke exclusively with the lieutenant governor on the plan that will change the look of the embarcadero. >> reporter: gavin newsom met with us. he told us he was familiar of the project since he was a mayor. >> as a former mayor, i don't think it's right to pull up the rug from a process that was open, that was inclusive. >> lower facing on the embarcadero. >> reporter: a spokesman for yes on b showed us this model of the residential building also known as eight washington. newsom said it won proposal eight years ago. newsom
for andy lopez will meanwhile, an attorney for andy's family says a civil rights lawsuit will be filed on monday in san francisco. andy was shot october 22nd while holding a toy gun that looked like an ak47 assault rifle. >>> happening too, officials will be warning menlo park residents about mosquitoes that spread yellow fever. no illnesses associated with the mosquito have been reported in california, but the insect has been spotted in menlo pack. vector control officials and volunteers will be handing out information about ways to prevent the spread of the mosquito and that begins at 9:30. voters can swing by city hall to drop off their vote by mail ballots. there will be curbside stations and this weekend they will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. they will also be open from 8:00 to 5:00 on monday and 7:00 to 8:00 on tuesday. that's of course election day. now let's check your forcast with lisa argen. >> katie the marine layer is compressed at 500 to 700 feet and you can see it is pretty gray across the city. 50 downtown. it is sunny in san jose and we will look for the fog to
sheriff deputy. an attorney for the family of 13-year-old andy lopez says a federal civil rights lawsuit will be filed on monday in san francisco. andy was shot on october 22nd while holding a toy gun that looked like an ak47 assault rifle. his older brother anthony lopez says the family is doing the best it can to cope. >> they are hanging in there. it is really hard on everyone. the house isn't even the same anymore. >> how so? >> it is quiet. it feels like there is a void in the house. >> today's gathering will be held on the field at morland avenue at 3:00. >>> new this morning president obama says budget negotiations in congress are about choices and priorities. in his weekly address the president urges congress to pass a budget on spending, insphraw structure and -- infro infrastructure and research. he says there is cutting just for cutting. >> the deficits are getting smaller and not bigger. on my watch they are falling at the fastest pace in 60 years. it gives us room to fix our long-term debt problems without sticking it to young people or underminding our bedrock retirement
-year-old andy lopez say they plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on monday. they claim a deputy shot and killed lopez with no cause. the boy was shot while giving a bb gun that looked like a rifle. the family has also filed three wrongful death claims. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man who was visiting the area from los angeles. they say he was last heard from on monday when he called his family to say he was being followed in the mission district. police say that he made that phone call around 11:00 p.m. he is 22, 6 feet, 180 pounds with brown hair and eyes. he had a dark backpack and i- phone 5. >> on tuesday voters in san francisco will decide on a controversial plan for a coppedo project along the waterfront. if if passes two condo buildings will be built at wash. supports say it would create a new waterfront park and hundreds of jobs, opponents say it would block views and create luxury housing few people can afford. then the governor talked to us about his involvement and support. >> it's a development and it'll generate $350 million over 60 plus years to th
sonoma county. andy lopez was shot several times last week while carrying a pellet gun. deputies mistook it for an assault rifle. fernando chavez is an attorney. thank you for being with us today. the deputies at the scene later said that, quote, as the subject was turning toward him, the barrel of what he thought was the assault rifle was rising up and turning in his direction. and that the deputy feared for his safety. does the family have a strong case here? >> well, it depends on the facts. as i understand, some of the witnesses now are saying that the officer did not identify themselves as police officers. if you take a look at the situation and assume the young man was walking away from them as he was and someone says, drop your gun, you're turning to look to see who it is, not necessarily turning with the intent to aim the weapon. and the fact of the matter is that the kid knew it was a play gun and it wasn't a real weapon. so i think that's a concern. one of the other issues, too, is the amount of time that transpired between the initial call that there was someone with a potenti
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